Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Agni-V, India's Longest Range Missile Debuts Today

India's longest-range strategic missile, the Agni-V, is scheduled for its first test today. With all systems ready, sources reveal a test may take place at dusk today from Wheeler Island, off India's eastern peninsular seaboard. The  missile, with a range in excess of 5,500-km, is the first Indian missile that has the capability to deliver a nuclear warhead out to any part of China. The Agni-V test comes shortly after the 3,500-km Agni-III was inducted into operational service with the country's Strategic Forces Command, and the testing of the Agni-IV.

Here's wishing the Agni team a successful test!

UPDATE @ 18.22: My sources tell me the Agni-V won't be launched today as a result of bad weather and an intensifying thunderstorm approaching over the Bay of Bengal. This is yet to be officially confirmed, but my sources say the decision has been taken.

UPDATE @ 20.03: Confirmed. Agni-V test postponed to tomorrow morning.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

no vented inter-stages as per picture released in the Hindu. god speed on a successful full range test !

Sivabalan said...

Good Luck Agni Team...

Anonymous said...

it going to be a failure....all the best for wasting millions of $ on this junk....


Tax payer
Indai

prashant gupta said...

Let hope the test workout the way its intended to.It's very important missile to india in term of growing chinese threat.

burger's biet. said...

Jai ho...
Good luck to A-5 team..

vishal veer said...

do china have a similar missile or only india have one is it a ballistic missile

vishal veer said...

do china has similar missile

Chaitanya Chauhan said...

Sir i cannot express my feeling.. just want to congratulate all Indians in advance.. Long live India.. :)
Feeling proud to be an Indian.

Soumya pandit said...

Prashant china has df 21, df 31 has range of 12000km.. This two are solidfuel powered... Unlike their earlier ballastic missile.... Good luck drdo... Shiv sir what is the speed mach 15?

Soumya pandit said...

Vishal china has df 21 and df 31 with range of 12000km... Good luck drdo..

Rahul Devnath said...

Superb! Surely a game changer!

hotgene said...

I am getting more tensed than for my interview.

Anonymous said...

vishal chek out tis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ICBMs

Harjot said...

Actual pictures of Agni 5 is here:

http://www.timesnow.tv/Agni-5-set-to-soar-today/videoshow/4400314.cms

«« hAdez »» said...

Its 5500km or 5000km ?
I know it doesn't matter that much. But that 500kms will pick it up from IRBM n place as ICBM (as per Us defense categorization)

Anonymous said...

Porki (10.44 am) Shut Up.

Best of Luck my Indian brother, sister and comrades.

rose.dalia2003 said...

We are also gaving tax but we support this test....Because india is facing big threat from both china and Pakistan....It is not wating money...Be proud indian Scientist....My best wishes for this test.

rose.dalia2003 said...

I am also a tax payer but i support this agni-5 missile test because india is facing a serious threat from china....Not blaming indian scientist for this test....be proud.

s@suk3 said...

what happened with the test? Any updates? It's 4.15 here :)

Harjot said...

Agni 5 Canistered animation!
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/fromndtv/229629

Anonymous said...

About the range of missile. Agni 5's dimension doens't realy sit with its officially said range. Looking at other icbms of defferent nations. All the solid fueled icbm present in the world are of approximately same dimention as agni 5 but they possess much greater range as much as above 10000kms. Its looks like goverment is realy hiding the real range agni 5 becoz their are no other enemy country of india outside 5000kms range. Or may be these missile have realy poor propulsion system.

Anonymous said...

Wish you guys all the best and its going to be a success.Once again keep the hard work and congratulations-Sobin, UK

Anonymous said...

BEST OF LUCK

Anonymous said...

guys,

dont attack drdo...china and other powers didnt jump t df-21 etc. overnight...and 12000kms range overnight...its a step-by-step complex process...

we will get there too...you can't go from 3000kms to 12000kms in one big jump....

china would have created multiple smaller, interim range missiles too before their latest ICMBS...

have patience..and pray for Agni-V...and the next lot too...

thanks,

vishal B (not vishal veer)

Sangam Sen said...

@soumya It matters not for us whether China has missile of longer range as Agni-V will put entire China within India's strike range. The longer range missiles will only threaten USA and europe and this is exactly what we are trying to avoid.

NEERAJ said...

no test today
BAD WEATHER :(

Anonymous said...

hey junkie anon 10:44 am : did it land on ur cave that in ur hurry 2 escape it mistyped the spelling of India..dont they teach angrezi 2 ur sorry lot..Speaking of failing... Pakistan has been a failure all these 64 years, and guess what it is your sorry country that has wasted something.. wasted American, Arabic, european and above all Chinese alms that were thrown at your sorry lot...

The True Indian Tax payer

Anonymous said...

if weather was bad today, it should have notified 24 hrs advance. I m sure technical problem. They should admit it.. its tax payers money.. and we are not fools..

Anonymous said...

During War also india will check the weather to fire the missile...

god only knows where its going to fall..

Common guys its by Delayed RDO..

Regards,
TAX PAYER

Anonymous said...

Troll @ 12:51Am .......

funny comment man....for a sec was imagining weather report on the screen in war command room.....:D

Jokes apart this being a first test its better sense to be safe than sorry.Lots of tracking devices to monitor performance might provide erratic behaviour in these conditions.

Dont, worry once this is a stable platform like Agni-1-2,Brahmos nd Prithivi these will punch holes in all weather conditions in every haters heart.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! India's 'Man on the Moon' moment. This project is a true success story.

All the best!

Anonymous said...

@suc*&*&*-10:44 AM - Mission Complete. Now crush your @@@@@

Anonymous said...

Launch is 100 % successful ! Congrats DRDO !! Time to corks to pop open !
Then go back to the lab and cannisterize it and launch it from a road mobile launcher with Army doing the launch prep operational work. Then launch it again from a submerged INS Arihant in the Bay of Bengal !
Today was only the first step to a long journey ahead. Great start now keep going !

Anonymous said...

Launch is 100 % successful ! Congrats DRDO !! Time to corks to pop open !
Then go back to the lab and cannisterize it and launch it from a road mobile launcher with Army doing the launch prep operational work. Then launch it again from a submerged INS Arihant in the Bay of Bengal !
Today was only the first step to a long journey ahead. Great start now keep going !

Mohit said...

Many Congrats to DRDO for successful test launch of AGNI-V ICBM.

Harjot said...

Shiv, provide us the launch video of Agni 5. We are eager to see it flying.

Anonymous said...

Latest update:
Agni 5 has launched successfully....
Hurrrrraaayyyy!!!

Shubham said...

Congrats to the Indian scientists for the successful Agni V missile test.. Wishing you many many more successful launches in the future..

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:44 am & 12: 51 AM: Congrats to all the Indian Tax Payers the AGNI V missile test is a complete success.. hope you found out where it will land.. hope u were somewhere 5000km away from the launch site where the missile landed..LOL

The True Indian Tax Payer

Anonymous said...

replay to the second comment in the list

any question now? u ******** ??

Anonymous said...

Hey u junk! call this one of best equiped missile a junk. i think your mind is junk.